Noise at Work Training - Competent Persons Course

Learn how to comply with The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005

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Cost Per Person: £975.00 (£1170.00 inc VAT)

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Course Length: 3 days

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On this Noise at Work Assessments Training Course you will learn all of the requirements of complying with The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. Our highly experienced and qualified tutors will cover all current legislation and standards, a large practical session of using sound level meters, analysing your measured data, understanding noise and it’s effects on humans and principles of acoustics.

Who Should Attend this Noise at Work Training?

Any organisation where noise is an issue should have a competent person for Noise at Work Risk Assessments. This person may be a professional safety officer, a works manager or simply someone who has been given the responsibility for it. The course forms an ideal follow up to a NEBOSH diploma or can be simply stand-alone.

If you’re unsure whether this course is suitable for you, you can download Module 1 for free.

Aims and Objectives of this Noise at Work Training

The course is designed to meet the requirements of the Noise at Work Regulations, giving you the knowledge and skills to be classed as "competent" to carry out Noise at Work Risk Assessments. The subjects covered vary from the principles of acoustics to the identification and management of noise problems. Practical elements are included to help you with the task of reducing noise exposure in the workplace.

  • To ensure that you have an understanding of the principles of acoustics
  • To develop an understanding of the effects of noise on people
  • To give you and insight into instrumentation and practical noise monitoring
  • To develop in-depth knowledge of Noise at Work Legislation
  • To provide you with an insight into the principles of noise control
  • To ensure you can prepare a report to satisfy HSE requirements

Noise at Work Training Course Overview

The course consists of 3 modules, which are structured in the following way.

Module 1 Distance Learning Pack

Module 1 is designed to guide you through the basic principles of acoustics incorporating the concepts of sound pressure level, including notation and units used. The format of Module 1 is an hour long webinar, giving you the flexibility to study as and when you want. The work in Module 1 gives you a good foundation and should be attempted before attending Module 2.

You can download Module 1 for free here.

Module 2 Three Day Seminar

The syllabus for module 2 will include major topics incorporating acoustic theory, noise at work measurement parameters, noise reduction techniques, Legislation and standards, instrumentation and measurement. There is also a heavy practical element of the course to familiarise you with the techniques of measurement in the workplace and the fundamental operation of instruments.

Module 3 Noise at Work Risk Assessment Report

This can either be produced using results from measurements taken during module 2 or can be a project of your choice, which involves the production of a noise at work risk assessment report. This report is the basis of certification for the course and is marked by your tutor. On successful completion, a certificate of competence will be issued.

What will you achieve?

Successful completion of the three modules will result in the awarding of a 3 Year Certificate of Competency, giving you the evidence you need to prove your suitability for performing assessments in the workplace.

"I found the course very interesting and informative and the course provides very knowledgeable and helpful. I would recommend the N@Work course to other colleagues. The accommodation and hospitality were also excellent. "
Brian Richards, Bodycote Plc - 12th Jul 2011

"The course was well-taught, allowing me to develop a good understanding of Noise at Work assessments."
Jennie Argent, Augean Plc - 12th Jul 2011

"Excellent, informative and enjoyable course. Sensible side of 'geeky' whilst still satisfying all pre requisites. Hospitality excellent."
John Bankhead, SSE - 17th Sep 2015

"This course was set at a level suitable for delegates on the course. There is plenty of information contained in the training pack and for those who did not have noise meters there were plenty available to use during the exercises. Felt confident at the end of the course to carry out noise assessments in the work area."
Val Morris, London Midland - 22nd Mar 2011

"Great course at a great venue, with excellent trainer run at the right pace for the group."
Neil Costello, Centrica - 26th Nov 2013

"I attended the Noise at Work Competent Person Course it was thoroughly enjoyable, very informative and well organized I particularly enjoyed working through and practicing the provided example."
Martin Atkins, Altro Limited - 27th Nov 2012

"A very good interesting lively course. Very interactive well done."
Charlie Peel, Serco - 13th May 2014

"Very well presented course, Stephen was very thorough when presenting was also impressed with his extended knowledge. Thank You for teaching this and giving me a better understanding."
Tom Lincoln, Bernard Mathews Foods Limited - 30th Apr 2013

"The course provides by Castle ‘Competent Person Noise at Work Risk Assessment' is in my opinion excellent. Castle have got the balance right between theory and the practical application of the principles. The course tutors were excellent and were able the answers to difficult question. The location for the delivery of the courses is first class which can include accommodation in 4* premises. In summery a well delivered excellent course that does what it says on the tin. Everything is provided from study materials to providing a scientific calculator!"
Bryan Higgins, West Midlands Police Federation - 12th Jul 2011

"I came on this course having basic knowledge of noise maintenance. The course gave me knowledge in all areas of the subject That I can use for producing risk assessments and to educating staff within my organisation."
Craig Edge, PAL Group Ltd - 28th Mar 2017

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